13 days in Piedmont Itinerary

13 days in Piedmont Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bucharest
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
1
Varallo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Formazza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Vercelli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Saluzzo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Vicoforte
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Turin
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
End: Bucharest

1
night
Varallo

Varallo ©
To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Varallo trip maker site.

Bucharest, Romania to Varallo is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Formazza.

Things to do in Varallo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santuario di Sant'Euseo
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Varallo ©
Varallo
Sacro Monte ©
Sacro Monte
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie

1
night
Formazza

Formazza ©
Formazza is a comune in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 160km northeast of Turin and about 50km north of Verbania, on the border with Switzerland. On the 21st (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Nero, then explore the activities along Lago di Morasco, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata del Toce.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Formazza tour planner.

Traveling by car from Varallo to Formazza takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Varallo in July: highs in Formazza hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Vercelli.

Things to do in Formazza

Nature Parks
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Cascata del Toce ©
Cascata del Toce
Lago di Morasco ©
Lago di Morasco
Lago Nero ©
Lago Nero

2
nights
Vercelli

Vercelli ©
Vercelli , is a city and comune of 46.552 inhabitants in the Province of Vercelli, Piedmont, northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Principato di Lucedio, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Camino, then learn about winemaking at Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Cristoforo. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea, step into the grandiose world of Castello Visconteo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Gaudenzio, then step into the grandiose world of Castello e Parco di Masino, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Mazzini (o del Cavallo), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sant'Evasio (Duomo di Casale Monferrato).

To find out how to plan a trip to Vercelli, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Formazza to Vercelli in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Formazza in July, with highs in Vercelli at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Saluzzo.

Things to do in Vercelli

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Casale Monferrato, Basilica di San Gaudenzio, Castello e Parco di Masino, Principato di Lucedio, Castello di Camino
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Basilica di Sant'Andrea ©
Basilica di Sant'Andrea
Castello e Parco di Masino ©
Castello e Parco di Masino

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nights
Saluzzo

Saluzzo ©
Saluzzo is a town and former principality in the province of Cuneo, Piedmont region, Italy.The city of Saluzzo is built on a hill overlooking a vast, well-cultivated plain. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello della Manta and Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda. Popular historic sites such as Castello di Serralunga d'Alba and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Saluzzo side-trips: Castello di Fossano (in Fossano), Cuneo (Piazza Galimberti & Centro storico) and Vinadio (Santuario di Sant'Anna & Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Fiorenzo). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Casa Cavassa, take in the views from Ponte Tibetano Cesana Claviere, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Magno.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saluzzo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Vercelli to Saluzzo by car takes about 2 hours. July in Saluzzo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Vicoforte.

Things to do in Saluzzo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cuneo, Vinadio, Castello di Fossano, Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda, Ponte Tibetano Cesana Claviere
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Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda ©
Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda
Castello della Manta ©
Castello della Manta
Castello di Serralunga d'Alba ©
Castello di Serralunga d'Alba

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Vicoforte

Vicoforte
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Giardini del Belvedere, get outside with Funicolare, pause for some serene contemplation at Pieve di San Maurizio, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Bossea, then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vicoforte trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saluzzo to Vicoforte takes an hour. In July in Vicoforte, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Vicoforte

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mondovi, Cave Bossea, Pieve di San Maurizio
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Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis
Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis
Cave Bossea ©
Cave Bossea
Giardini del Belvedere ©
Giardini del Belvedere

4
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini and Parco della Rocca Borromea. Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice and Museo del Carcere Le Nuove are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Colle del Nivolet (in Ceresole Reale), Museo Forte Bramafam (in Bardonecchia) and Chiesa di San Giuseppe (in Arona). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Il Bucintoro dei Savoia, steep yourself in history at Forte di Gavi, make a trip to Piazza Carignano, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di Aglie.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turin day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Vicoforte to Turin takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Vicoforte in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Arona, Colle del Nivolet, Museo Forte Bramafam, Forte di Gavi, Il Bucintoro dei Savoia
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Museo Forte Bramafam ©
Museo Forte Bramafam
Museo del Carcere Le Nuove ©
Museo del Carcere Le Nuove
Castello di Aglie ©
Castello di Aglie